Nolan Dalla's Warning About an Online Poker Ban Should Not Be Ignored
Rewind to late 2013 when Sheldon Adelson announced that he
was going to form a Coalition to Stop Intenet Gambling. Many in the poker community scoffed at the audacity of the
man and many felt that he had little to no chance of
winning. Then RAWA appeared and again people scoffed at Adelson. RAWA didn't go away and by the time the Lame Duck rolled
around, and all of a sudden, he was a credible threat.
Did Sheldon Adelson Pay NewsWeek to Write Poker Face?
The poker world is in its latest uproar over last week's
NewsWeek article "How Washington Opened the Floodgates to
Online Poker, Dealing Parents a Bad Hand. "
This piece has been called everything from politically
motivated to bad journalism to a bag of lies. I've read over
the article and I'm not here to debate the accuracy of the
article. Rather, I have reason to believe that the article
was purchased by Adelson's coalition.
PokerNews Banned From the Venetian - Do You Care?
I don't often talk about other news organizations on here
for the simple fact that I represent PokerJunkie in these
blogs. However, I feel compelled to speak on the recent
revelation that PokerNews was banned from covering the
Mid-Stakes Poker Tour event at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The reason? PokerNews supports online poker. At first I thought this might be a bit of a misunderstanding
or misinformation given to the reporting site, but Nolan
Dalla confirmed with the site that the ban indeed happened.
Adelson Raises the Ante With Addition of Brown to Coalition
In case you missed it, former San Francisco Mayor Willie
Brown has joined up with Sheldon Adelson's Coalition to Stop
Internet Gambling. Big deal you say? If you haven't already done so, check out
his open letter announcing his new National Co-Chair
position. He spoke on how he used to support online gambling but
changed his mind after seeing the marketing tactics geared
towards kids. Sensationalized? I was thinking the same.
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling,
Three Things We Will Learn From the Anti-Gambling Bill
The bill that would effectively ban online poker nationwide
is finally in the halls of Congress. The Restore America's
Wire Act looks to essentially make it illegal for online
poker and online casinos to operate in the US. It leaves
carve outs for lotteries, horse racing and already existing
exclusions. I'm not here to debate whether or not the bill will pass.
Restore Americas Wire Act,